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Orthodontic treatment can state at any age; the earlier treatment, the less complicated it can be. As your child grows, their facial structure and teeth also develop. This growth period often enables your child to be more responsive to treatment, which is why dental braces for kids are recommended to correct alignment issues.
For this reason, having your child’s teeth monitored and corrected at an early age can help prevent more problematic orthopedic or jaw corrections in adulthood.
Every child’s case is unique and will differ from others. For more information, please feel free to contact our dental offices to make a booking.
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What is an Oral or Palatal Expander?
Palate Expanders are applied to slowly widen and expand the upper arch of the mouth. Oral Expanders are often recommended to children and teenagers to take advantage of their natural bone growth.
The most common ages for upper expansion are usually between 8 to 15 years. Oral Expansion is more difficult in adulthood since bone (jaw) growth has fully developed.
In severe orthodontic issues in adults, dentists may suggest jaw surgery with extreme cases referred to an external doctor. Palate Expanders can be effective in adults for minor adjustments.
Orthodontic Expanders can be utilised independently or in conjunction with traditional orthodontic treatment. They can benefit the growth of the upper jaw by improving:
- Crossbite – This malocclusion condition occurs when the upper back teeth bite inside the lower back teeth.
- Tooth Overcrowding – Widening the palate can allow room for crowded teeth to align correctly. As a result, they are preventing crowded teeth from potential extraction.
- Impacted Teeth – Narrow jaws can lead to impacted teeth due to the lack of room to accommodate room for other teeth to grow.
- Breathing – Studies have shown high Palate, and a narrow upper arch may restrict breathing. Expanders can widen the nasal cavity for improved breathing.
- Aesthetics – Oral Expanders help correct the jaw’s various crossbite, overbite, and underbite issues. This can helps reshape a more attractive smile.
Regular dental check-ups from early childhood allow dentists to monitor the growth of your child’s jawbone and teeth. As a result, early detection and treatment can help prevent future issues and benefit your child’s oral health in the long term.
How long is the treatment for Palatal Expanders?
As each individual’s mouth is different, so too do treatment times.
Treatment times vary depending upon concerns with the upper palate.
Average time frames range from 3 to 12 months. Dentists may combine Expander and Traditional Dental Braces simultaneously.
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